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Hazards, Ecoviolence And The Need For World Law

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If we are seeking to establish the true protection of collective human rights, one of the best bets appears to be to strengthen and expand public health laws. We can characterize attacks against human rights as the triple results of neoliberalism through globalization: "plunder", "exploitation" and "ecoviolence". All three concepts suffer from the underinclusiveness present in international human rights law. The chapter examines a proposed approach to better centralized governance and world law: the possibility of establishing a World Environment Organization (WEO), the best way to institutionalize the protection of collectives against the hazards of globalization. Then, it turns to another option: the establishment of an unnamed centralized institutional entity, based on public health instead. Next, the chapter considers the interface between some of these rights and water, in relation to the general population.

Keywords: ecoviolence; hazards of globalization; human rights; public health; World Environment Organization (WEO); world law



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